S/5277 Antique George V British Empire Globe
A revolving paper sectioned globe of the world showing the British Empire coloured in red, held within a semi circular brass arm and raised on an ebonised circular wood stand. The globe has a printed maker's mark inscribed: Philips British Empire Globe, George Philip & Son Ltd 32 Fleet St. London. It has a slight vertical restoration shown on the third image.
George Philip & Son Ltd. operated independently for over 140 years until the company was sold in 1987 to Reed International, where it continued to trade as George Philip Ltd. In 1998, following a management buy-out of the illustrated books division, Philip's became part of the Octopus Publishing Group. Hachette Livre acquired the group in 2001.
14 in. (35.5 cm.) High
8 in. (20.5 cm.) Diameter English Circa 1930